Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Warm Bodies
By Isaac Marion

2.5 out of 5

R is a typical zombie. He eats people, he grunts, he moves slowly around his airport habitat. R may be a bit more expressive with his emotions than the rest of the zombies, but nothing out of the ordinary. That is, until he meets Julie. Julie is alive and passionate and vibrant, and everything R wishes he could be, but can't quite reach. With Julie's help, R will be able to regain some of his humanity, but will it be enough. And how will the others react, undead or alive, to these changes going on inside of him?

This book was ok, I wasn't gripped by it at any point. There were a few quotes and things I likes, but I just felt kind of zombieish towards it. I think that I am definitely more of a Shadowhunter/vampire girl than a zombie girl. There was one quote that I really liked, and it stood out to me. On page 51 (hardcover) I found this quote, "I want to change my punctuation. I long for exclamation marks, but I'm drowning in ellipses."

Monday, May 6, 2013

Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society #3)
By Ally Carter

4.5 out of 5

Third book in the Heist Society series, we meet up with Kat, Hale, and Gabrielle as they are working a job in Argentina. But right at the most important part, Hale announces that he has to leave. Kat is furious, but when she finds out why Hale left, she feels so sad for him. Hale's grandmother, Hazel, has passed away, and her will, the company goes to him. But Kat has a sneaking suspicion that the will is a fake. Can Kat fix this wrong, and keep her boyfriend?? Or will she lose both of her marks?

I thought this book was really good. I liked the fact that this job was more personal to Hale because it forced Kat to admit her emotions for him and make decisions with him in mind. There was so much going on, you have trouble keeping up--but that's the point. You're not supposed to know what's happening, and you're getting tricked right along side Garrett and Natalie. Chapter 33 was adorable! Absolutely my favorite part of the book!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3)
By Cassandra Clare

4.5 out of 5

The final installment of the Infernal Devices starts out with Tessa and Jem planning their wedding. But that soon gets derailed by none other than Gabriel Lightwood and his father, the worm. From there everything spirals out of control. The Consul doesn't trust Charlotte and wants to use the Lightwoods to get her out. Jem's health is deteriorating, and Will and Tessa will do anything to save him. Will has to stand on the sidelines as he helps the two people he loves most in the world be happy together. And then Mortain shows up. Things are going crazy, and everyone does not make it out alive. Who lives, who dies, and who ends up happily ever after?

oh Lord! This book. I finished it last night, and honestly I am only just starting to be able to think about it in realistic terms. This book was great! it was fantastic, it was magic, it was everything. But then came the ending. I would have liked the book if there was no epilogue. I did not enjoy the epilogue. I liked what happened, but I didn't like how it was written. I felt it was long winded, with lots of description and not a lot of anything happening. I understand that Tessa is remembering her life, and that she isn't talking to anyone, just thinking out loud, but I think it could have been better. But that is the only reason this book didn't get 5 stars It was great, I loved it, and now I unfortunately have to wait 10 months for City of Heavenly Fire to come out, Hopefully I can get a copy in Scotland.